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Jan 25, 2013 9:00pm PST
defense lawyer. the michigan detectives and the pennsylvania state police arrested him at his workplace, the comic bookstore. as he was led away after a later court appearance he loudly proclaimed that police had nabbed the wrong man. >> there's no way. no, i didn't do this. >> the cold case had turned red hot. michael george was returning to michigan and would stand trial for the first-degree murder of his wife. a case prosecutors knew would be hard to prove in the age of csi and show-me forensic evidence, that's because there was none. so it would come down to a single witness and his recollection of a solitary phone call he said he made on a friday the 13, 1990. >> coming up, a twist in court few would have predicted. >> initially, never crossed the line. after five hours you start to worry. >> when "the comic book murder volume 2" continues. that i just love to do every single day. ♪ it's the way i've made my living for over 30 years. ♪ every time we leave the dock, it's an adventure. the one thing people might not realize when they're going into mcdonald's and they order the fi
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Feb 1, 2013 10:00pm PST
dollar defense dream team hired by denny's father. the lead defense attorney was day of the chessnah. the girl's mother was called to the stand. >> those were her favorite pants. >> it all came down to the contents of the trash bag found beneath the window. of all of the dna tests run on hannah hannah's clothing spotted with blood only one came back to denny, a small semen stain on the the underwear. >> they're kids. they're fooling around. that doesn't mean he raped her. >> the case went to the jury and in the midst of deliberations came a stunning turn. the judge, quite unexpectedly walked into the jury room and declared a mistrial. she said she took that drastic measure because she was getting a report that one of the jurors was talking about a lie detector test not in evidence. a lie detector test brad oborn, hannah's boyfriend had taken and passed. that, said the judge, was jury misconduct. >> the court finds that the jury is unable to fulfill the obligations required by law. >> the prosecution team was stunned. >> it was not a good day. >> more was it a good day for the defense
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Feb 3, 2013 9:00am PST
reminded, i guess the best way to phrase it. how important defense was. that fairchild, most of their customers was the u.s. defense department. which makes sense. nobody was building computers in the defense department. but it did surprise me that the cold war was so important to the genesis of silicon valley. >> i think it's true. the spark was the defense department, something like sputnik was the real spark where it was the reason. the government needed to sort of have these devices that these individuals were about to create, these silicon transcripters that were smaller and lighter that they could put into rockets, missiles and planes. it was considered part of the national defense strategy and the government was willing to pay pretty much anything to get these devices. get the early companies like fairchild even off the ground. >> i was personally surprised there were no togo parties. i don't know if you've seen the slogan. >> you've read my mind. you're actually doing a public service after that. >> there would be a temptation. do a documentary about silicon valley. why not? w
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Feb 3, 2013 8:00am PST
they talked a lot about past quotes. but what about what a secretary of defense is confronting today. what about the war in afghanistan? what about the war on terrorism? what about the budgety is quester and what impact it will have on readiness? what about middle east turmoil? what about cyber attacks? all of the issues that confront a secretary of defense, frankly, those were -- we just did not see enough time spent on discussing those issues. and in the end, that's what counts. >> you're fully confident chuck hagel is prepared to take your place? >> absolutely. >> general dempsey, we did a word count. something like 37 mentions of afghanistan in an eight-hour hearing. more than 130 mentions of israel. do you think that the questioning was not directed in the right place? >> well, i was somewhat surprised at the things that weren't discussed in depth. but i'm always concerned when afghanistan isn't prominent in any conversation we're having as americans because we have 68,000 young men and women serving there. >> are you confident of chuck hagel? have you spent time with him? you g
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Feb 2, 2013 5:30pm PST
defense against this on the eve of the super bowl looking at another american sports tradition. >>> the social media giant twitter says it has become the latest victim in a string of sophisticated hacking attacks aimed at exposing users' private information. experts believe the attack, which follows others launched against three of this country's largest newspapers, is the latest illustration of a dire need for more experts with the training to prevent them. nbc's justice correspondent pete williams has more tonight. >> reporter: at the offices of cyber watch dog mandiant security computer consultant for "the washington post" and "new york times" a constant vigil keeps watch for signs of attacks on them and other clients. the company also devises ways to stay a step ahead to block attempted intrusions from succeeding. >> there is always going to be some kind of gap attackers can exploit and very often we see companies haven't invested in responding to the fact that they will sustain a breach and many times they're caught flat footed when it occurs. >> reporter: with cyber attac
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Jan 27, 2013 8:00am PST
quote budget on a path to balance and saved defense. i think the sequester is going to happen because that $1.2 trillion in spending cuts, we can't lose those spending cuts. and don't for get one other thing. i wrote legislation and passed it in the house twice to replace those sequesters with cuts in other areas of government. we have shown how to protect defense spending by cutting spending in other areas. in our budget last year, we did take money out of defense. just not nearly as much as the president seems to want to. but we think the sequesters will happen because the democrats have opposed our efforts to replace those cuts with others and offered no alternatives. >> is this worth shutting the government down over? >> no one is talking about shutting the government down. >> well, it's a piece of the leverage that conservatives have. you didn't want to fight over the debt ceiling because you thought you can't do tha you have to pay the government's bills. do you think this fight over priority is worth shutting the government down? >> we're not interested in shutting the government do
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Jan 31, 2013 4:30am PST
count on. ♪ >>> welcome back. it's 4:44. president obama's choice to be the next secretary of defense could be in for some questioning, some tough questions on capitol hill. republican senator chuck hagel will attend his confirmation hearing for the senate. critics including gop colleagues have criticized hagel for past remarks on gays and his response on israel. hagel has apologized and met with senators to smooth out the past differences. obama administration is optimistic hagel will be confirmed. >>> senators taking up a house bill to raise that debt ceiling. the measure would suspend the more than $16 trillion spending limit on federal borrowing making much needed cash available through may and there's a provision that would withhold pay from members of the house and senate if they fail to pass a budget by april. the bill is expected to pass and president obama has said he will immediately sign it into law. >>> this should be breaking news. twinkies are safe. hostess has come up with a deal to save the snack food. for details on that and a look at how futures are trading, we turn
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Jan 30, 2013 6:00am PST
negative growth is a recession. it's a small decrease. almost entirely due to smaller defense spending. halfway to a recession by even such a small margin. that's a real surprise this morning. facebook meanwhile reports its profits this afternoon. facebook has been working hard to solve its problems with mobile. the company stock has been moving steadily upward. just over $30 it's still below the ipo price set last may. the trial that will never end -- apple versus samsung took another twist in san jose federal court when judge lucy koh said she would not increase the penalty against sam sung for copy right infringement. she said there is not enough evidence that samsung willingly infringed on apple design. when you look at the two companies' tablets side by side it is clear one company copied another. apple on the right, samsung on the left. the jury said this. there is a $1 billion fine but willful means you copied something pretty much with the knowledge that you would be caught, knowing it was illegal. had samsung been found guilty they would have paid $3 billion. john and laura? .
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Jan 31, 2013 11:00am PST
negotiate with dykes. >>> president obama's choice to become the next secretary of defense faced some tough questions on capitol hill this morning during his confirmation hearing. republicans grilled chuck hagel on the 2007 surge. he insisted that was not the only issue that defined him. hagel also reaffirmed his support for israeli security and his stance that all options must be on the table to prevent iran from gaining nuclear capability. >>> time to check on business and tech. shares in facebook falling this morning even after the company says it made far more money than investors expected. scott mcgrew, you say investors don't get facebook. >> no, they don't. we've never dealt with a social network that makes $1.6 billion every quarter. there's nothing to compare it to to say, how does facebook compare to the rest of the social network industry. facebook made more money that analysts expected. the stock fell 6% on the hope this morning, currently down around 2%. wall street trying to digest yesterday's shocker that the american economy actually shrank last quarter. tomorrow we get the
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Feb 2, 2013 5:00pm PST
more worried about him than he is about their defense, because he does so many different things running and throwing the football. he just needs to settle in his emotions and anxiety. >> what colin brings to this game is the difference in the game. san francisco, sensational defense. baltimore, sensational defense. offensive lines, both understanding. running backs, both outstanding. but colin's ability to turn a potential negative play into a positive play, it's one-sided there. >> he's having a great year. playing well. running the ball well. he's got to have -- play within himself tomorrow. he'll be all right. >> not bad. we heard from jerry, joe, broadway joe, stanford guy, and a cal guy. all of them with a big-time super bowl pass. we'll have much more for you at 6:00 from the red carpet. they're pulling up the red carpet now, but we have more for you in a bit. back to you in the studio. >> thanks for throwing in cal. >>> the super bowl is giving a nice boost to grocery stores around the area. one grocery store says sales are 30% to 40% higher than last year. some restauran
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Jan 30, 2013 11:00am PST
. >> law enforcement has come up with its own defense plan for super bowl sunday. 1300 federal agents and 270 state troopers will support police in new orleans. the u.s. coast guard will patrol the lower mississippi river for any coastal threat. and the pentagon says norad will be monitoring the skies over the big easy ready to scramble fighter jets at a moment's notice. >>> stay with nbc bay area for complete coverage of super bowl week. we'll bring you everything 49ers. >>> new this morning, the senate judiciary committee held a hearing called what should americans do about gun violence? the hearing was opened with an emotional plea by former representative gabrielle giffords. >> violence is a big problem. too many children are dying. too many children. we must do something. >> giffords attended the hearing with husband astronaut mark kelly who also spoke. the former congresswoman has become a public advocate for gun control after being severely injured in a shooting at a campaign event more than two years ago in tucson, arizona. >> that was a powerful press conference. >> nra vice
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Jan 31, 2013 5:00pm PST
defense. one of his biggest opponent is also a military friend, senator john mccain. >> were you correct or incorrect when you said that the surge would be the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam? >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no. i think it is far more complicated than that. >> that is the tone on capitol hill. >> the police department held a moving ceremony today to remember an officer killed in the line of doubty he was killed four decades ago. reserve officers lester coal was hit while setting out flares. he was the first palo alto police officer killed in the line of duty. department the department had an official grave site ceremony to remember him. the chief says the tribute was long overdue. >> we kept thinking at some point we should do a better job. >> coal's widow said her husband loved helping people and loved volunteering. she said he wouldn't have minded that the ceremony was 44 years late. >>> san francisco's arch bishop is making international news comparing same sem marriage with male breast-feeding. a catholic newspa
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Jan 30, 2013 4:30am PST
defense on super bowl sunday in new orleans. # 1300 federal agents, 270 state trooper wills support local police. the u.s. coast guard will patrol the lower mississippi river for coastal threats. the pentagon says norad will monitor the skies over the big easy. ready to scamable fighter jets at a moment's notice. we'll have a live report at 5:00. of course your 24 hour niners coverage is on nbcbayarea.com. >> happening now, san francisco police invest remains that could solve a 30-year-old cold case. kevin collins disappeared from his way home from basketball practice in 1984. police served a war rarant yesterday. cadaver dogs picked up a scent and found bones in the garage of the house. >> you can see out my window into the backyard. they said there is a homicide investigation about something that happened 40 years ago. >> medical examiner said the bones found look like animal bones but they will examine them to make sure. >> the family said they have gone through this before only to be let down. kevin's brother steven remembers his father and the basketball coach searching for kev
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Jan 28, 2013 4:30am PST
. madden's defense lawyers are arguing she did not deceive anybody in this case which is an element needed for conviction under the law. >>> san francisco's mayor ed lee delivering his state of the city address this morning. he will outline the plans for san francisco and that starts at 10:00 and of course you might imagine one reference to the big-time upcoming super bowl. >>> the giants trophy tour continues tonight making an appearance in antioch. fans get a glimpse of the antioch community center. it will be there between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. quite a sight there. >>> hopefully in a little over a week we'll have a lombardi trophy for the niners to show off to everybody. >> what a year in sports. >> what's happening outside? >> what a year in weather. it's been a boring january so far. a wet december though and that's why we are still above average in terms of where we're running your rainfall totals for this time of year. we had a deficit this time last year. 39 degrees. chilly out there in livermore this morning. 40 in san jose. 38 degrees to start the day in gilroy. grab your coat. leav
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Jan 31, 2013 6:00am PST
today in his quest to be nominated as defense secretary. gop critics have challenged the nomination based on hagel past comments on israel, iran and nuclear weapons. >>> no shocker here. facebook says more people access that site from mobile than from the old fashioned worn out old computers. >> it's an expected moment that doesn't make it any less note worthy. >> first time we saw music downloads beat out cds or some day we'll see ebooks more sold than books. facebook says it does have more mobile users than old fashioned computer users. now, another important bit of news, facebook says it increased by 40% to $1.6 billion in the quarter. take a look at some of these numbers with me. mobile advertising. 23% of income up from 14%. walmart delivered 50 million ads via facebook mobile. 680 million people log into facebook mobile once a month. these are really great numbers. facebook shares fell on all of the news. you say to yourself, i'm not a stock analyst. those numbers look good. what happened? the answer is simple. the professionals have no idea how to treat facebook. we never had
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Jan 28, 2013 11:00pm PST
his pants down. harris iran to told us his client was acting in self-defense. he was a first round draft pick. which also played for the raiders. he faces up to nine years in prison. this case will continue in april. >>> will, it was bad enough when it was adults. sad when it was tierjne agers. the latest innocent to be hit, a first grader shot this afternoon, standing right outside of her east orange county land home. terry is live outside of police headquarters. it could have been worse for this little girl. >> far, far worse. it would only by chance that this 8 year old little was wasn't wounded. tonight it's also quit where the little girl was shot. uabout 2:45, flying through the windows and walls of this house. police say several people were getting out of the suv when a car load of people pulled up and they opened fire. only one person was hit. >> unfortunately, a young 8-year-old girl was shot in the leg. she suffered a nonlife threatening injury. >> reporter: mothers who live on this block could only cry or console. the woman facing us has a 5-year-old girl. the woman with
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Feb 3, 2013 7:00am PST
here in full force this morning. the game should be a defensive game. both teams very similar. the 49ers are favored by 3 1/2, or 4 points, depending on who you talk to. both these teams have never lost a super bowl. the 49ers have a few more under their belt. now, we talked to the 49er players about what they anticipated their emotions to be on this morning. >> we're super excited to be here. >> game day tomorrow, let's go. all during the week it's just preparation, getting yourself in tune. just getting yourself mentally there. >> it's just exciting. i'm happy to be here. i'm happy to be with this team. >> excited. i'm not going to try to get too high, too low. when you're too high, you lose too much energy. when you're too low, you don't feel like you're ready. >> excited, anxious to play. but after that, just come back to football to me. >> i'm going to be hyped. it's going to be unbelievable. >> we're going to do everything in our ability to help this team win. and we'll do it together. >> we'll try to go out and do the best job we can. >> reporter: we've got a full slate for
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Jan 28, 2013 5:00pm PST
super bowl crowns. coming up, we will tell you about two of the members of the defenseive unit. both with a unique relationship. reporting from the banks of the mighty mississippi. i'm jim kozimore. nbc bay area news. >> jim kozimore, looking sharp and he will be reporting all week for us. the super bowl bet, dianne feinstein and barbara boxer made a wager. both cities known for crab, if the ravens win, we send them dungenous crab, sourdough bread, and if they win, they will send us baltimore beer. and crab cakes. here is terry white, he is a long time 49ers fan, he is going to his sixth super bowl. he has been to all of them now, courtesy of jed york. he received an e-mail from york and at first he thought it was fake. but it was true. he can thank the article that talked about his five previous super bowl trips. he was planning to watch this at home, now he is headed to the big easy. >> to go to six, i'm totally blessed. it's -- i'm still kind of in shock. to tell you the truth. i just didn't think it was going to happen. >> can you imagine getting tickets to the super bowl courtes
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Jan 31, 2013 5:30pm PST
personal meetings with senators, trying to win their support to become the next secretary of defense. >> right up the stairs, sir. >> reporter: chuck hagel would break new ground as the first enlisted man, first vietnam veteran, to run the pentagon. and first cabinet nominee to get the super pac treatment. tv ads against his confirmation. >> chuck hagel is not a responsible option. >> reporter: but it was hagel's former colleagues and even friends who waged a coordinated attack today on hagel's judgment. john mccain seized on hagel's vocal opposition to the surge of troops in iraq in 2007. >> the question, senator hagel, the question is, were you right or wrong. that's a pretty straightforward question. >> well, i'm not going to give you a yes or no answer. >> reporter: hagel knew he who damage control to do. >> i should have used another term, and i'm sorry. >> reporter: over his 2008 comments related to israel that a, quote, jewish lobby intimidates a lot of people in congress. >> name one person, in your opinion, who is intimidated by the israeli lobby in the united states senate.
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Jan 29, 2013 6:00am PST
from january until june. he credits justin smith, a teammate of his on the defensive side of the ball, another guy that went to missouri with helping him both on and off the field. justin was the team's mvp last year and now can pass the torch to smith. 2012 bill walsh award winner as team mvp as voted on by jim harbaugh and the rest of the coaching staff. he's mvp on a super bowl team. here is aldon along with his coach. >> aldon has had a tremendous year for us. tremendous two years for our football team. players and coaches voted aldon as our most valuable player this past year. it speaks volumes for the kind of impact that he had on our team. >> you have guys on this team that are all-stars that have made pro bowls consecutively. i come in my second year and mvp. it means a lot. >> reporter: nine pro bowl players. this is what we have coming up. beginning live coverage from new orleans at 3:00. 49ers ceo jed york will join the program. 49ers central. chronicle live. all live from the big easy and jon and laura, i'll tell you this. an hour from now we'll covering media day. the cir
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Feb 1, 2013 5:00am PST
-- defenses won't know what they'll get from him. he can run. he can throw. he can block. he can do whatever. >> our team has great faith in him. the thing you see in his eyes is the competitive fire, the poise beyond his years. >> the 49ers organization seen something in him when they drafted them that i didn't know they knew later on it would pay off this big but they are getting their money's worth. >> reporter: he has been so good for them. here's what's coming up on comcast sports bay area. chronicle live at 5:00 and 49ers central at 6:30. one more indication that colin kaepernick is wise beyond his career. they get 15 tickets. he gave them to his parents and say you deal with it. i got a football game to wor about. >> they've been there for him. he's there for them. >> he knows how to delegate. smart kid. >> we'll check back with you later. all kinds of 49er magic all day. vernon davis, it's been said he's an artist on the field but we can tell you off the field as well. >> he recently opened gallery 85 in san jose and that is where "today in the bay's" marla tellez joins us l
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Jan 26, 2013 7:00am PST
for a stellar defense, they ranked third in the nfl in total defense this year. >> pass is broken up! >> reporter: how many teams have won the super bowl in the last 20 years sporting a top three defense? the answer is only five of the 20 teams with the average defensive rank for a super bowl champ coming in at 9.2. last year's regular season record indicate the 49ers are a better football team than the ravens but in the last two decades the team with the better record has won the big game only eight times. the team with the lesser record has won eight times as well, and four games featured teams with the same record. so record is basically awash, which is to say it doesn't mean anything. now while some of these figures might seem a little bit unpalatable if you're a niners fan, i do have a good piece of news, the most important metric just released today the annual janelle wang prediction and janelle is going with the 49ers. >> you said it wouldn't be a popular opinion and it's not. >>> wide receiver michael cr cracrab cracrab crabtree will not will not face sexual assault charge
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Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm PST
known for a stel lart defense. >> coming in at 9.2. >> last regular season record indicated that they're a better football season. but in the last two decades, the team with the better record has won the game only 8 times. so record is basically a wash. which is to say it doesn't mean anything. now, while some of these figures seem a little unpalette about, i do hear the good piece of nusz. the most important metric was relewised today. so therive it. >> very wise of you. that's what we're all doing. of course, we'll have continue g ing coverage of the 49ers. >> and the famous point spread will be coming within the next week. >>> a preview. i duosee a sunny future for the quantitiers. >> coming upright now, '40s and '50s outside. you'll probably notice this. it's helping to keep our overniekt temperatures in the 40s. still a sliegts chance of a few showers, but less than at 6:00. so here eegs a look at some of your rain. mainly off to the north. you can see a few showers here. not guilty only do you not have a lot of moisture, youd also have a little lift og. temperatures are goi
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Jan 31, 2013 7:00am PST
defense nominee chuck hagel faces a senate confirmation here today. michael has more on his experiences in vietnam. good morning, michael. >> tammeron, good morning. when chuck hagel appears before the senate foreign relations committee this morning right behind him will be his younger brother tom, a law professor in dayton, ohio. more than 40 years ago the two were the only siblings to serve in the same army squadron during the vietnam war, a real life band of brothers that saved each other's lives, shaping chuck hagel's thinking about war to this day. 1968, the bloodiest year of the vietnam war, two young brothers from nebraska fighting side by side. they barely survived. >> a concussion was incredible. it knocked us both down. he was flat on his back, bled all over his chest. >> tom hagel bandaged up and saved the life of his older brother chuck hagel. >> if you really want to understand chuck and his view on the use of force, you have to go back and start at his experiences in vietnam. >> just a month after the hagel's close call, another explosion, and this time it was chuck who ca
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Feb 2, 2013 5:00am PST
little boy hostage, lester, as he was trying to build a defense between him and law enforcement, because he was supposed to go to court last wednesday. well, he has accomplished that. somebody died. i know that negotiators will be trying to minimize that and saying it was a terrible thing. but you may not have wanted that to happen. and what they would like mr. dykes to do is you and i may be talking to him right now, lester, is to come out and tell his side of the story. we have heard neighbors and other people rant and rage and suggest that the type of person he is. we know he's a vietnam veteran that served his country. this is time for him to come out, to release that little boy, but for him to stand up and say this is the reason, this is what drove me to this. so i think there are millions of people who are ready to hear what he has to say. >> we've all seen so many movies and tv shows, where after ten minutes, s.w.a.t. teams go storming in. this is a very difficult space. a four foot by six foot long bunker. typically these things end without a raid, do they not? >> 85% or more of
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Feb 3, 2013 6:00am PST
the defense department? there's going to be some huge budget battles. considering how badly he was treated by republicans and this relationship being as bad as it is, can he be effective in the job? and i think that's now an open question. >> open one. we'll check back to see what's coming up with you on "meet the press". >>> now an update of the other top stories. tom, good morning. >> good morning, lester, erica, good morning, everyone. and a scary ride home. the over sized charter bus hit a low overpass sending 34 to the hospital. one in critical condition. firefighters had to use the jaws of life to free some of them much the students were back to the philadelphia area after visiting harvard when the crash happened. >>> heavy winds forced it off the run way at rome's airport saturday. auto people on board. self have minor injuries. >>> back in the states, it took years to build but only he seconds for a san diego power plant to come crashing down. demolition crews used 300 pounds of dynamite to implode the diamond g power plant. it was built in the 19 autos. the space will be n
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Feb 1, 2013 7:00am PST
chuck hagel's nomination as secretary of defense will be put to a vote some time next week. this after hagel was met with sharp questions from both sides of the aisle during his confirmation hearing on thursday. nbc's kelly o'donnell is live on capitol hill. kelly, good morning. >> good morning, matt. the white house is not sounding alarm bells but officials do say this was not a perfect performance from chuck hagel who served in the senate for 12 years, a republican from nebraska, and you would think that would make him very familiar with confirmation hearings, but it didn't turn out that way. respected for his decorated combat service in vietnam, but repeatedly pressed about his views on today's hot spots, even democrats took issue when chuck hagel referred to iran as a legitimate government. >> i do not see iran or the iran nan government as a legitimate government and i would like your thoughts on that. >> what i meant to say, should have said, it's recognizable. it's been recognized, is recognized at the un. >> reporter: both parties wanted reassurance on israel. >> i'm a strong s
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Jan 28, 2013 6:00pm PST
crown, they have chemistry. it comes especially at the line backing corps of that defensive unit. in fact, let's focus in on a couple of those guys. we'll call them patrick willis and navarro bauman. they've become a powerful 1-2 p punch in the line backing korm and their play is strengthening by learning from each other. bauman commented on the special relationship between the two. >> me and pat's relationship is very brotherly like. we do pretty much any and everything together, you know, whether we have any problems or whether it's something good. we have success. we enjoy playing with each other. you know, and i think we both push each other every single day. we don't get complacent with anything that we receive or accomplish. we always just trying to do better and make sure we can make our team better. >> and the 49ers came to new orleans on sunday, the baltimore ravens touched down in new orleans. this afternoon to begin their final preparation for super bowl xlvii and upon arrival their head coach john harbaugh spoke with the media and he told everyone what this trip means
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Feb 2, 2013 7:00am PST
defense in a position where they have to really take action. >> the department of defense has a history of covering up sexual offense problems. >> reporter: she's dabbled in hollywood actress now she's making headlines as an award-winning film make he. >> i am getting behind important causes. >> reporter: her latest cause is what's being dubbed the most shocking coverup in the united states military. >> everything changed the day that i was raped. >> reporter: siebel-newsom is one of the executive producers of "the invisible war" it is not just women who are getting violated in the military. more than 20% of female veterans have been sexually assaulted while serving. >> about half a million women have been sexually assaulted in the u.s. military. if we can prevent sexual assault in the military, i believe we can prevent it or reduce it in our larger culture. >> reporter: siebel-newsom directed her first movie in 2011. >> it represents women of power and influence in the country and challenges the media's portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman. >> reporter: siebel-new-som is n
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Jan 28, 2013 7:00am PST
later became public, after turning up in a defense motion for guantanamo detainees. >> it led investigators to mr. kiriakou who admitted in court that he knowingly intentionally outed the identity of this agent. >> reporter: identifying himself as a whistleblower for leaking the waterboarding techniques. >> in your opinion, torture or not torture? >> yes, torture. i'm not saying it wasn't necessary at the time. i'll let the lawyers decide whether it was legal, but at the time i think it was necessary to disrupt terrorist attacks. >> reporter: playing a key role in capturing al qaeda leaders but prosecutors say he is no hero. initially they charge him with leaking other names but dropped those charges when he agreed to plead guilty. >> he revealed other classified information to other reporters and this was really just the tip of the iceberg. >> reporter: in court friday, federal judge leoni brinkama called the sentence, frankly, way too light. signed a letter urging president obama to commute the sentence. >> it is terribly ironic that in an administration that outlawed the us
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Jan 26, 2013 12:35am PST
. get back on defense. [ whistle blows ] that's a charge. did you see "big momma's house?" what are you guys getting up to after the game tonight? go to red robin, what are you guys gonna do? is there a list or just anybody can walk up? one of those lists? list things? [ laughter and applause ] >> jimmy: nick kroll! "kroll show" airs wednesday at 10:30 p.m. on comedy central. eli young band performs next. congratulations, buddy. >> thanks, i appreciate it. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: our next guests have already scored two number one country hits from their album "life at best." and they were recently nominated for two grammys. tonight they're here to perform their newest single "say goodnight." please welcome eli young band! [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ the sun still hangin' in the sky and the world is wide awake outside ♪ ♪ and i know there's things we need to do i just wanna draw the blinds ♪ ♪ and say goodnight oh won't you let me pull you into me go wherever ♪ ♪ all these kisses lead turn down the bed turn out the lights and
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Jan 29, 2013 10:00pm PST
. >> the classic defense is you're in the middle of the trial, they point at the back door and tell the jury how do you know that person is not going to walk in through that door? is that a reasonable doubt? you can ending up with a not guilty just by that fact alone. >> our primary concern was to find the body. >> but brandon lavergne wasn't cooperating. so prosecutors gathered to make a very tough decision, offer to take the death penalty off the table in exchange for a full confession and the whereabouts of mickey's body. >> did you hate that or were you eager to make that deal? >> i was eager to make that deal. finding the body was important obviously for the prosecution, but as important for us in this case was finding her to bring her back to her family. >> my feeling was, we want her found. >> before i could say a word, she says i want the body found. >> but the d.a.'s office wasn't going to make this easy for lavergne. he would also have to confess to the other murder back in 1999. >> he had two death penalty cases to think about, not one. >> you think that swayed him? >> i
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Feb 1, 2013 6:00am PST
, you just don't know -- defenses don't know what they're going to get from him. he can run. he can throw. he can block. you know, he can do whatever. >> our team has great faith in him. the thing you see in his eyes is the competitive fire. the poise beyond his years. >> 49ers organization has seen something in him when they drafted him that i don't know if they knew later on it would pay off this big but they are getting their money's worth. >> reporter: he does it all by eating a lot of hamburgers. what a freak of nature. here we have coming up on comcast sports bay area. chronicle live at 5:00. sportsnet central at 6:00 and 10:30 and at 6:30, 49ers central. those who hope you can get tickets to the super bowl from colin kaepernick, he gave them all to his parents. that's how you get tickets to super bowl xlvii. >> a lot of people heading to modesto. >> kaepernick's key is hamburgers. i need some of those burgers. >> i would say there's something else. >> whatever is working. >> it's good. he's been on fire. thanks a lot. >>> the jerseys worn by the 49ers during the super bowl wi
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Jan 31, 2013 6:00pm PST
whether 62-year-old debra madden obtained the drug by fraud or deception. the defense argued she did not deceive anyone in it case, an element needed for conviction. this was her second trial. her first trial last fall also ended in a hung jury. her case forced the d.a. to drop charges in hundreds of other criminal cases in which her crime lab was associated. >> the investigative unit exposing a massive infestation at a local distributor. now the company says it is ready to reopen. tony kovalev less ski takes us behind the scenes. >> san francisco's archbishop in in the spotlight again over controversial gay marriage remarks. >> we got thinking at some point we should do a better job and go back making it right. >> an emotional ceremony four decades in the making. why it took a local police department so long to honor a fallen officer. >> i'm jeff ranieri in the bay area "weather center." a lot of hazy sunshine. some of the worst air quality in the north, central and also the east bay. what we need is rain to wash this out. none on the radar. we'll let you know when that moves in com
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Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm PST
, and kurt warner. the niners are also known for a stellar defense. they ranked third in the nfl in to total defs this year. how many teams have won a super bowl in the last 20 years supporting a top three defense? the answer is only five of the 20 teams with the average defensive rank for a super bowl champ coming in at 9.2. regular season record would indicate that the 49ers are a better football team than the ravens about but in the last two decades, the team with the better record has won the big game only eight times. the team with the lesser record has won eight times as well. and four games featured teams with the same record. the record is basically a wash, which is to say it doesn't mean anything. now all these numbers might seem a little bit unpalletable. there is hope yet for 49ers fans. the most important metric has yet to be released. i am told the annual janelle wang prediction we are waiting fortruly who will win. >> i am predicting the niners win. i will release how many points next wednesday. >> mark it on your calendar. >>> the newest colin kaepernick t-shirt. in anti
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Jan 31, 2013 5:00am PST
since the spring of 2009 due to a big drop in defense spending amid uncertainty over the fiscal cliff. today we'll get data on unemployment, personal income and spending and manufacturing. the dow losing 44 points yesterday to close at 13,910. now 90 points shy of that 14,000 mark. the nasdaq down 11 to 3142. remember the major indices on track for the best january in years. s&p dup 5.3%. it's been up 5% or more in january only 12 times. nearly every time it closed out the year with double digit gains. something to look forward to. back to you. >> when jackie was talking facebook made just under $200,000. other news, the internet talking about wednesday's big blackberry event. the company once known as research in motion unveiled new phones it hopes will compete with iphone. it also announced a new global creative director and that person is alicia keys. yes. that alicia keys. she says she loves blackberry. it's the coolest. as of yesterday she was still tweeting on an iphone. you think maybe she might have got blackberry by now? just a thought if you really love it. >> maybe th
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Jan 27, 2013 11:00pm PST
game, randy moss. teammates say they have learned a lot from moss, both on offense and defense. >> just go out and play like yourself. i mean, randy's always been, in my ear about just going out and playing like myself and making sure that i'm relaxed out there. >> this is work ethic, man. this is a guy that's been in the league for so long and yet, you know, he's still out here competing at the highest level with us. i mean, we will take some of the guys, as far as myself shs and t. brown and some guys will work with him, just on releases. not because he has to, because he wants to. he wants to help us out in the secondary, do a good job picking up things on the sideline, especially on game days. he will see something out there, he will come to our bench and let us know, this is what's happening, this is what they're doing. it's good to hear from a guy like that who has been in the league for a while. played in our position. he knows a lot of ins and outs. >> randy, he's going to be a hall of fame player. he's someone that deserves a super bowl ring. we want to send him out th
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Feb 1, 2013 5:30pm PST
relationship escalated quickly. in my own defense, she was all over me. oh, stop kissing me. okay, if you must. importantly, these are shelter dogs. all 63 of them. and because right down to their individual player profiles on the web, they are all so irresistible, that's the one frustration viewers may have with this show taped so far in advance. >> is it at all frustrating, the people who don't know the lead time, and they call in or e-mail you, i want to adopt pearl, and pearl is already in a happy home situation. >> your home. >> well -- or one like ours. but at least you can assure people they all go live in good homes. >> they do. they all go to happy, healthy homes, right? >> so if your team isn't in the big game sunday, if there are too many penalty time-outs, though come to think of it, we have them here, too -- you may consider this the warm and fuzzy game day alternative. >> you are ridiculously cute. scared yourself to death. >> one more note about the lovely pearl. while she did not go home with us, she was adopted by a loving family, and it is enjoying a family and i
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Jan 28, 2013 4:00am PST
$800,000. she faces three civil lawsuits. most of the money is owed to her defense attorney. >> and sea foam in one coastal town of australia. streets were flood with these bubbles as well as the air. rough water whipped up the foam and brought it on shore. the fluffy stuff was up to ten feet in some areas and made for a few good photo opes. >>> migraine sufferers, listen up. a new treatment is in the works. coated glasses that block wave lengths of light are being developed. most migraine patients are sensitive to light which can trigger painful headaches. it could be helpful to pregnant women and children who can't take most migraine medications. >>> one week until the big game on wall street it's the super bowl of data. this morning industrial heavyweight caterpillar kicks things off with earnings before the bell. exxonmobil is on deck after passing a slinging apple on friday. investors will be looking for clues as to how long it will hold on to the title of largest u.s. company by market capitalization. >>> we'll find out the status of yahoo!'s turn around. a slew of economic da
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Jan 31, 2013 4:00am PST
defense, former senator chuck hagel answers tough questions from the senate armed services committee. the white house is optimistic but not taking anything for granted and is preparing carefully. >>> and this afternoon, the senate decides whether to raise the debt ceiling for the next few months. in the bill, an interesting provision that would hold the members' pay if they failed to pass the budget by february 15th. >>> all right, tornados tearing through the south and the midwest is digging out. bill karins is sorting through this for us. >> unfortunately we had the first tornado fatality in this country in about 220 days. that had been a record. the story this morning is what's happening behind this storm that's exiting the northeast this morning. the windchills and the cold, i mean, winter has returned with a fury. it is like winter was mad at the big warm up we had a couple days ago. minus windchill of 32 in fargo. a couple spots are close to minus 50 in north dakota. a little bit of cold air in billings, but the air is not going to make it through all of the rockies. we are loo
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Jan 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
magazines to ten bullets. while republicans say self defense may require more. >> one bullet in the hand of a mentally unstable person or a convicted felon is one too many. six bullets in the hands of a mother protecting her twin 9-year-olds may not be enough. >> reporter: today, in an interview with telemundo's jose diaz balart, president obama said new restrictions could make a difference. >> even if it doesn't save every person who is a potential victim of gun violence. we save a few. if we don't do that, shame on us. >> reporter: and the president goes on the road to minnesota monday to sell his own reforms. and many republicans and members of the nra are saying prosecutors today need to do more to enforce the laws that are already on the books. brian? >> kelly o'donnell, after a big day on the hill. kelly, thanks. >>> there are fewer places in this country with tougher gun laws than the city of chicago. there are no gun stores in the city, and yet nowhere in this country is the problem of gun violence more dramatic than in the president's hometown. there were a staggering 506 m
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Jan 28, 2013 12:00am PST
republicans are going to go with -- they're going to let defense cuts take effect because that means a lot of the domestic cuts take effect which is conservativism and getting their way. also possibly hurting the economy. although that's a conspiratorial notion on my part. what are the republicans going to do? big issue coming up. >> we reported this week that they're going -- the moving toward letting those across the board cuts go in and this is the best shot we have at it. budget control. it's going to become the law. march 1. so there's no debate about that. and to undo them, democrats are demanding tax increases. and republicans are saying no way. chris: an expert on capitol hill. kelly. what do you think -- when you go around and just chat with people, do you sense that there is this cracking of ice that maybe we should have a hand in legislation and not just say no? >> i think there's less focus on what the obama politics of the moment or his legacy. and it's beginning to creep, at least with some people, about what story they will be able to tell for the next election of what they
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Jan 27, 2013 9:00pm PST
the 70,000 began tearing up nfl defenses with laser passes and gazelle like speed. >> we've never been on the map before. >> reporter: right now everyone knows the town of turlock is the home town of colin kaepernick with the 49ers heading to the super bowl, locals are swelling with the kind of pride that can only be express in the baked goods. >> the kap cake is a red velvet cake, kaem's favorite. cream cheese icing. there are kap cookies in the old time pastry shop. >> we had 100 trays on saturday. 80 on sunday. we sold out on saturday. >> at the hotdog restaurant, it come with cabbage, jalapeÑos and chili. it seems everyone here is eating up. >> it is a little surreal when you turn on sports center and every other comary is about kaepernick. >> reporter: amy remembers kaepernick, a top student who excelled in every sport he tried. >> athletically he was so fun to watch play anything. he is so talented. and dynamic. on the feel or the basketball court. >> that's him in his freshman year. >> reporter: the football coach brandon harris recalls the gifted athlete who was fiercely
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Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST
a verdict to charges. she obtained the drug by fraud or by deception. madden's defense lawyers are arguing she did not deceive anybody in this case which is an element which is needed for conviction under the law. >>> the man accused of opening fire inside oakland's university and killing seven people is back in court today. a judge will determine whether one goh will be held until he is deemed competent to stand trial. he'll most likely be treated for schizophrenia at napa state hospital. the court will receive a progress report every 90 days. earlier this month a judge decided goh was incompetent to stand trial. prosecutors say he plans the killing spree after becoming angry with school officials over a tuition dispute. >>> some quirky fixtures with tiny beards and mini little pants on there in oakland could be removed by pg&e. they wear knickers. dozen of tiny gnomes have popped up attached to fences and power poles there. pg&e says it's concerned that the screws they drill into the walls there to will compromise the structural integrity of the phone poles and prompt others to a
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Jan 28, 2013 5:00am PST
there are plenty of them for the 49ers. a lot on that defensive side of the ball too. colin kaepernick, jim harbaugh ready to go. the team will practice today. because they are the home team they are practicing at the saints facilities. ra ravens will practice at tulane. super bowl preparations have started here in new orleans mardi gras. one final parade. we caught one of the final parades and coming up later we'll show you some of that. >> sounds great. look forward to having you all week with us. >> have a good time. take it easy down there. it's a long week. >> no kidding. the future home of the niners santa clara is where the fans gathered yesterday to send the team off. that's how you do it. they mobbed the outside of the team's training facility to say good-bye and good luck. many fans have waited a long time to see this again and they are thrilled. >> we're excited. the niners are going to the sixth super bowl. hopefully they come back with a win. no doubt they'll come back with a win. >> i'm sure kaepernick is going to do it. he's going win six super bowls. >> the t
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Jan 30, 2013 5:00am PST
with its own defensive game plan. # 1300 federal agents. 270 state troopers will be there to help the police in new orleans, help the local guys out. the coast guard will be patrolling the lower mississippi river for coastal threats. the pentagon says norad will be monitoring the skies, ready to scramble fighter jets at a moment's notice. never forget. nbc bay area, your home for all things super bowl. live reports from new orleans all week long. they will be starting at 5:00. set your calendar and alarm. of course your 24-hour niners coverage on nbcbayarea.com. >> happening now, san francisco police may have discovered a a missing link in the disappearance of kev collins. the 10-year-old vanished in 1984. there is a new twist in the investigation. marla has the latest on a clue that led detectives to the garage of the home. good morning. we are between page and hate street. police came out and with the help of cadaver dogs they ended up finding bones beneath the garage floor. investigators drilled through the concrete where the dogs detected a scent. the medical examiner says the
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Jan 29, 2013 5:00am PST
fight with his ex-boyfriend in august. his lawyer says harris was acting in self-defense. harris was the first round draft pick by the niners out of stanford back in 2003. he also played for the raiders but he faces now up to nine years in prison. >>> the search continues for the gunman who shot an 8-year-old girl while she was simply standing in her own front yard in oakland. christie smith is live in the east bay with more details on the young victim and what police are right now planning to do today. christie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, jon. oakland police are still looking for the shooter as the city has gotten off to a violent start this year. not only that child shot but two oakland police officers. two of them shot and wounded leaving one councilman to once again say we are completely out of control and bringing back calls for a state of emergency here in oakland. just yesterday afternoon an 8-year-old girl was shot in the leg during a drive-by shooting on 65th avenue in east oakland. she was standing with others outside when a car drove by and someone, maybe
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Jan 26, 2013 5:00am PST
upcoming week. st. erica? >> thanks. >>> notre dame officials are playing defense when it comes to their star linebacker, manti te'o. the embarrassmenting hoax involving him -- embarrassing hoax involved him that turned out to be a fake girlfriend. in a letter, the school says the controversy is a personal matter, not a criminal one. here's more. >>> manti te'o, thank you for being here today. >> reporter: in his first televised interviewer, one went told katie couric he'd been had, the victim of a prank. now notre dame president reverend john jenkins says in a letter to trustees obtained by the associated press a prank is all it was, nothing criminal. "this matter was personal to manti." he told couric what he told officials, that his online girlfriend was actually the picture of a stranger used without permission and accompanied by a hoaxster's voice. >> "i love you so much, hun. sweet dreams." >> reporter: he said when he was told in september that she'd lost her battle against leukemia, he played on because she'd wanted him to. a big storyline in notre dame's storybook season.
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